Anima Mundi "Cami dels Xops" Pet Nat, perfect before dinner sipper!
Minerally, linear and totally refreshing.
Anima Mundi is a side-project from Agustí Torello Roca, winemaker for his family’s estate winery AT Roca in the Alt Penedès region of Catalonia. Agustí’s goal for this project is to show the true expression of grape and place through keen observation of the land. Anima Mundi is a theory of Plato’s, translating to “the soul of the world.” Much in the way that the soul is connected to the body, Agustí sees wine as a way for us to connect with the Earth. For these wines, Agustí works without any additions or interventions in the winery, and uses clay anfora, concrete and used French oak barrels for fermentations and aging. All fruit for this project comes from their certified organic estate vineyards, as Agustí believes that lively wines can only come from lively soils.
The métode ancestral Noguer Baix is from a single, north-facing Macabeu vineyard of the the same name, planted in 1974 on their property in Sant Sebastià dels Gorgs. The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in 600L clay amphora using natural yeasts, and bottled on September 21st with 23g/L residual sugar. No sulfites were added at any time, and the finished wine was not fined nor filtered.